A robe that allegedly belonged to one of the emperors of China’s Qing Dynasty is going up for auction in London, England.
The robe, which dates back to the Qianlong Emperor who ruled China from 1711 to 1799, is being estimated to fetch between £100,000 to £150,000 ($127,000 to $191,000) in the auction that is set to be held on Nov. 8, according to Bonhams.
A vase dating back to 18th century China, believed to have been owned and passed down from one generation to another by a French family, was auctioned and sold for 16.2 million euros ($19 million).
The exceptionally rare and well-preserved vase was hidden inside a shoe box and wrapped with some newspaper in the attic of a French family. It was later brought to Sotheby’s Paris, France, branch to put up for auction, according to Shanghaiist.
One Chinese seller is in deep trouble and debt after an ancient bronze cauldron worth $1 million was broken while in transit to the buyer.
The bronze cauldron was claimed to have been from the Zhou Dynasty (1046 B.C.E. – 256 B.C.E.) and was passed down to generations by the man’s family. He also reasoned that the asking price of $1 million was relatively low compared to what the cauldron is actually worth.